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  1. Artist(s): Simon  Mafiru Sitole | 1957/01/03 | Central African, Chipinga district, Indigenous music, Mount Selinda, Ndau, Rhodesia, Simon Mafiru Sitole, Southern Rhodesia, Topical song, Zimbabwe, ILAM | Topical song with mbira dza WaNdau and deze resonator. "See I am crying, mother-in-law.Poverty, elder brother, alack.See, Sophiatown is bad, PatisoniIn my distress I think of homeHappiness to you all at Marange."The singer sings about the conditions in which he finds himself at Sophiatown, near Johannesburg, where he works as a carpenter's assistant. His home, Marange is in the Chipinga District of Southern Rhodesia, about 400 miles north east of Johannesburg.Details from ILAM record number TP4272-2
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